Arlington Road Reviews
Michael Faraday (played by Jeff Bridges) is a Professor, specialising in modern terrorism and terrorist acts on US soil in particular. His wife was an FBI agent but was killed in a bungled operation. A new family moves into the neighbourhood and, to Michael, certain things about the husband of the family don't gel. So he does some investigating...
For much of this movie, this was a very conventional, run-of-the-mill thriller. Even calling it a "thriller" flatters it, as it had no twists or intrigues at all - everything was out in plain sight. Then it got even worse, degenerating into mindless chase scenes.
However, it redeems itself, to an extent, with a great twist at the end. But for that this would have been a total write-off.
Viewed this on 8/4/15
Arlington road is a unique, realistic, potent, edge of the seat thriller that's able to hold the attention of the viewers for each and every single instant. It doesn't even have a single dull moment, it's pacing is extraordinary and that balances out all the predictability of the film. Arlington Road is extremely realistic film about terrorism, false security and faulty investigative nature.
Arlington Road is a hallucinatory, spellbinding, and expertly crafted piece of cinema that they don't make enough of anymore. Hitchcock would have Loved it! A-